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  • Professional Development Grants for Women in the Congo Basin


    These grants support short-term non-degree training that enhances skills necessary for effective conservation work and career advancement. The grant covers training costs up to US$5,000.


    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an EFN professional development grant.

    • Applicant must be a citizen and permanent resident of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, or Republic of Congo. Ex-patriots from outside the region will not be eligible regardless of legal status.
    • Applicant must be a woman currently employed in conservation at a government agency, protected area, NGO, or educational institution.
    • Applicant must have at least 6 months work experience in conservation.
    • Applicant must have identified and applied to attend a training course relevant to her work. Conference attendance will not be supported under this initiative unless the applicant is presenting a paper or publication.
    • Proposed training must be completed within 6 months and must not lead to an academic degree.
    • Individuals currently enrolled in an academic degree program are not eligible.
    • Applicant must have support of her supervisor with a guarantee that she will return to her position upon completing training.
    • Applicants who have not received funding from EFN in the last 3 years with be given preference.


    Click here to access the Professional Development Application.

  • Subventions pour le Développement Professionel pour les Femmes du Bassin du Congo

    Ces subventions prennent en charge les formations de courte durée qui développent les compétences nécessaires à un travail de conservation efficace et à l’avancement professionnel. La plupart des programmes de formation durent moins de 6 mois et on s'attend à ce que les candidates reprennent leur poste dotées de nouvelles compétences qui aideront à renforcer les capacités de leur organisation. La subvention couvre les frais de formation jusqu’à 5 000 USD.

  • Conserving Wildlife and Enabling Communities in Namibia

    Namibia is home to an array of wildlife, from ostriches and zebras roaming the gravel plains to penguins and seals chilling in the Atlantic currents. It was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. With WWF’s help, the government has reinforced this conservation philosophy by empowering its communities with rights to manage and benefit from the country’s wildlife through communal conservancies.